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Jamaica, Cayman in visa row

Monday, November 28, 2005

The Jamaica government has retaliated against the Cayman Islands for its imposition of a visa requirement on visiting Jamaicans.
The Jamaican foreign ministry promised a new visa restriction on Caymanians was to come into effect from December 1.
The move comes one month after the authorities in Grand Cayman introduced rules requiring Jamaicans entering the British territory to carry a valid visa.
The Cayman administration said at the time it was concerned about gang-related crime from Jamaicans entering the territory.
Permanent Secretary in Jamaica's foreign ministry Douglas Saunders said the principle of reciprocity was not uncommon in immigration matters between nations.

 
 
 
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Why not help your neighbor?
What's the purpose of denying Jamaicans access into another country. In all means this would be great for the country because Jamaicans are known as one of the hardest working people out there. They would diffenetly boast the ecomony and contribute building business. Caymans should reconsider what they're doing.
By Wade cameron @ USA, New York,  

Danadda2004@Yahoo.com
Monday, December 12, 2005


 
TO HELL WITH THE GRAND CAYMAN!
In no way does Jamaica needs the Cayman. What country help the Cayman after many Hurricanes? Jamaica! The Cayman people all hate Jamaicans. Jamaica has never refused to help Cayman Islands when they ask. It's just a matter of time before their country sink anyway!
By Clark @ Montego Bay, Jah*make*yah 


Monday, December 12, 2005


 
Fuck Cayman
How could we fuck Cayman we would need a big cock and my hood is only 11and half inches by 2and a half in diameter. Is that big enough for the island, that island should have a big cunt.
By Big Hood 25 year old @ North America 


Sunday, December 11, 2005


 
Fuck Cayman
How could fuck Cayman we would need a big cock and my hood is only 11and half inches by 2and a half in diameter. Is that big enough for the island, that illand should have a big cunt.
By Big Hood 25 year old @ North America 


Sunday, December 11, 2005


 
Fuck Cayman
Cayman is a little bullshit kissass Island. And Jamaica does not need cayman to survive shit, because Caymancould not survive a day without England (Its the year 2005) Time to get out of colonization and fight for freedom, like what Jamaica is doing. It might be hard but we will get there one fine day, and remember this we Jamaica alone push Caribbean culture to di top (Cayman even have a culture o house slaves). (Stop reffer to the caribbean as west indies). You know what fuck explaining, Fuck Cayman...House fuckin slaves.
By Fuck Cayman @  


Sunday, December 11, 2005


 
Grand Cayman vs Jamaica
Mr. Ebanks,

I have not heard from you reciently, I hope you are doing ok.
By Lincoln @ Canada/Gods Land 


Saturday, December 10, 2005


 
Ha
Listen Jamiaca bwoy. In now way, shape or form did I disrespect you. And no, I do not need to rephrase my statement or question. I asked you what you meant by the cayman islands ending up like haiti and that's what I meant. Yes, we are one of the poorest countries but does that make us any less human? Does that mean we're beneath you? NO! My main mission/goal in life is the unification and upliftment of ALL islands in the west indies but when faced with people like you it makes it so discouraging. You think the US give a damn about the west indies in general? HELL NO. So not only are we dealing with that we're dealing with animosity within ourselves. Such a shame
By Jay @  


Saturday, December 10, 2005


 
Wise Man
Wise Man , Man of all Man, I dont understand what you are talking about can you say more. But wise man, why are you so mad, It is just free speech and remember when the African slaves came to west they did not have that, so let us speak our mind. If we cant we are not free.
By Lincoln @ Canada/Gods Land 


Saturday, December 10, 2005


 
cayman
yo jamaican bwoy u forget jamaican an haitian is really bro and sister every time i hear that argument i remember we came to the caribean from africa im a jamaican bro just like u please respect our bro an sisters
the fact is there is a bad jamaican element in cayman and the good must suffer with them

By wise man @ us 


Friday, December 9, 2005


 
Haitian women
Mek me tell u someting don't give me no bull shit. The reason i say they will end up like yahll and and yahll country whcih is one of the poorest islands i might add. But when i was younger Haitians always started crap with us jamaicans, and jamaicans and Haitians never really got along, i am just giving the caiymans the same dis-like treatment. And there are more successful Jamaicans then them poor ass haitians so re-phrase your damn statment cause no body would want to be like yahll. So get a damn grip u damn woman jamaica run this show and that's how it's going to be, so keep you and your fellow haitian dem in da back a di line nah mek me loose fi me case pon u.
By Jamaican bwoy @ USA 

darriellr@yahoo.com
Friday, December 9, 2005


 
Jamaica & Cayman Islands
Dear Mr. Ebanks,

I have red your latest article and I agree with you,we are also having the same problems in Canada,however it seems as if the traditional way of spiritualism was not working for the young people, so they turn to various "Hip Hop" artist as their role model and mentor; this has its advantages and disadvantages. On the other hand some Churches now, allow teens to wear what ever they feel like wearing to Church and pray in a way that they are comfortable with, this approach seems to be working, the attendance has increased. You were also right; wealth does come with other problems. Rome for example fell because of decadent. I am also enjoying your writing. Thanks.
By Lincoln @ Canada/Gods Land 


Thursday, December 8, 2005


 
Jamaica & Cayman Islands
Dear Mr. Ebanks,

I have red your latest article and I agree with you,we are also having the same problems in Canada,however it seems as if the traditional way of spiriyualism was not working for the young people, so they turn to various "Hip Hop" artist as their role model and mentor; this has its advantages and disadvantages. On the other hand some Churches now, allow teens to wear what ever they feel like wearing to Church and pray in a way that they are comfortable with, this approach seems to be working, the attendance has increased. You were also right; wealth does come with other problems. Rome for example fell because of Decadent. I am also enjoying your writing. Thanks.
By Lincoln @ Canada/Gods Land 


Thursday, December 8, 2005


 
Jamaica & Cayman Islands
Lincoln,

I appreciate your calm approach. The ruth of the matter is that Cayman needs to be very careful this society does into a general disorder and lawlessness, not simply because of criminals coming in but because of the tendencies I see in our own teenagers and the lack of parental responsibility and supervision. Prosperity also has its disadvantages. A parenting programme has been established but is under-attended. At another level these are symptomatic of a spiritual problem which is not addressed the superificial religiosity that often we find in Cayman. We need spiritual revival.
By Duncan Ebanks @ Cayman 

spiritformed@hotmail.com
Thursday, December 8, 2005


 
Jamaica & Cayman Islands
Dear Mr. Ebanks,

Thanks for replying on line, people will always criticized. On a serous note; Jamaica does have a crime and drug problem, because peopie want to get too much, too fast and some might even have psychological dammage because their family member or love ones might have been killed, however this does not give them the right to commit a crime. Now the question is;what can be done about it? Do you have any suggestion that might inspire and teach one young man or woman to do better. Thats what good neighbours are for.
By Licoln. @ Canada/Gods Land 


Thursday, December 8, 2005


 
Cayman/Jamaican visas
Lincoln,

Who said that we didn't see the people committing the crimes? In some cases the offenders were caught tried and convicted. On the same day the Ja/ visa for Caymanians was announced the biggest drug bust on Cayman Brac for ganja was made and three J'cans have been arrested in connection with.

Please don't misunderstand - I have a great appreciation for J'cans as a people. Many of my dearest friends are J'can. There are many distinguished scholars, athletes etc. from Ja. But there is also a serious criminal element. The facts are the facts whether we like them or not. Hiding form them will not change them.
By Duncan Ebanks @ Cayman 

spiritformed@hotmail.com
Wednesday, December 7, 2005


 
Cayman/Jamaican visas
Payne,

There is no need to be belligerent. I was hoping that my comments would help raise and not lower the tone of the discussion. I was also under the impression that Caymanians had been invited to comment on this issue. No need to be a payne.
By Duncan Ebanks @ Cayman 

spiritformed@hotmail.com
Wednesday, December 7, 2005


 
SO WHAT!!!!
Ducan EBanks did you really had was to fill the web site (almost ) with your 1,2,3, and so on. Why not write an article ;then everyone will read your numbers of Cayman theories. Did it occurs to you that everyone may not own a computer so your respones are very much limited. Like me, others may read your first 2 responses then move on to something else. Hey everyone love their beautiful Island; but the countries that are carrying the swing such as America, Uk, Paris , the European countries etc are all that matters. In other words the bigger fish swim the furthest.
By payne @ LI, NY 


Wednesday, December 7, 2005


 
Cayman & Jamaica Situation
Welcome on line Mr. Ebanks, I have red most of your articles and will respond in a timely fashion.I am not defending the action of Jamaicans who come to your country and do bad things, however I would like to share a true story with you that took place in Canada.I went into a store to buy breakfast one morning, while I was there, eventually I decided to walk arround, a white guy came in during the process. He walked by me and said "let the ......keep on watching you, I am going to fix him today" He went on to fill his bag with very expensive Chocolates and walk out, you see, The owner was watching me but I was not the thief. If you dont see the people who are doing these crime, how can you say they are Jamaicans?
By Lincoln @ Canada/Gods Land 


Wednesday, December 7, 2005


 
Cayman & Jamaica Situation
Welcome on line Mr. Ebanks, I have red most of your articles and will respond in a timely fashion.I am not defending the action of Jamaicans who come to your country and do bad things, however I would like to share a true story with you that took place in Canada.I went into a store to buy breakfast one morning, while I was there, eventually I decided to walk arround, a white guy came in during the process. He walked by me and said "let the ......keep on watching you, I am going to fix him today" He went on to fill his bag with very expensive Chocolates and walk out, you see, Th owner was watching me but I was not the thief.
By Lincoln @ Canada/Gods Land 


Wednesday, December 7, 2005


 
Cayman/Jamaican visas
10. Ja. stands to lose much more than Cayman from this tit for tat. If Cayman were react in the same petty way that the Ja. Govt. has and send J'cans home in droves ad replace them by Filipinos (who are much less expensive to employ), Hondurans etc. Ja. would lose the tens of millions of dollars in foreign exchange which it gets from Cayman (not the other way around) it would have thousands more unemployed and its crime rate would reach hellish proportions. Many, many more J'cans visit Cayman than the other around. There are other avenues of obtaining foreign visas.
By Duncan Ebanks @ Cayman 

spiritformed@hotmail.com
Wednesday, December 7, 2005


 
Cayman/Jamaican visas
9. Shouting "discrimination!" every time something happens that does not suit you suggests that you are not well-balanced emotionally and have a chip on your shoulder. You couldn't possibly believe that every country in the world that has imposed visa restrictions in respect of J'can simply hate J'cans. Instead, it is a manipulative way of seeking to achieve one's own way by playing on the fears of others to have such a pejorative term applied to them. It is the moral equivalent of cussing and shouting to get attended ahead of others at the head of the queue. It is the tyranny of political correctness, which must as a matter of principle be resisted.


By Duncan Ebanks @ Cayman 

spiritformed@hotmail.com
Wednesday, December 7, 2005


 
Cayman/Jamaican visas
7. It is true that there are historical ties between Ja,. and Cayman as they were administered together by Britain Governor of Ja. was automatically the Governor of Cayman. Unfortunately this appears to have led some J'cans to feel that they are superior to Caymanians, that we should be forever beholden to them and that they are entitled to free access here. The comment that we are not to forget our history was laden with a tone not of affection but of condescension.

8. Caymanians have never posed any kind of threat to the border security of Jamaica.

9. The Ja, Govt. has the mentality of the neighbourhood bully that feels that although the big boys (USA, Britain, Canada) have offended his pride he dare not tackle them for fear of being beaten to a pulp but instead he will take his spite out on his smaller neighbour whom he believes cannot do so.

By Duncan Ebanks @ Cayman 

spiritformed@hotmail.com
Wednesday, December 7, 2005


 
Cayman/Jamaican visas
4. A number of Br.Commonwealth countries have imposed visa on Jamaicans e.g. UK, Canada, Bermuda and Ja. did claim that reciprocity applied.

5. a visa is not a statement that you hate the nationals of that country, that you don't want any of those nationals to visit your country or that you are better than them. It is simply a border control mechanism to help filter out the criminal element. It is in everyone's interest to that (except the criminals of course!). The visa will not apply to some 12,000 Jamaicans in Cayman who hold work permits or otherwise have permanent status. In the circumstances retaliation by Ja., whether intentionally or not, will be seen by the J'can criminal as a show of support as legitimate visitors had nothing to fear


By Duncan Ebanks @ Cayman 

spiritformed@hotmail.com
Wednesday, December 7, 2005


 
Cayman/Jamaican visas
3. Cayman is taking a number of measures to combat crime internally. The visa was simply one measure, and this was applied not simply to Ja. but also to 4 other countries making a total of 116 countries which are subject to visa restrictions. Ja. is the only country which has cried "discrimination!' 4. Ja. has itself applied visa restrictions on Colombia and Haiti on the basis that they are "high risk countries". No one has cried "foul" about this altho I'll bet these nationals form only a tiny proportion of the Ja., prison population. Evidently then a visa is not statement that you do not have domestic crime problems, but this does not obviate the need to protect your borders.
By Duncan Ebanks @ Cayman 

spiritformed@hotmail.com
Wednesday, December 7, 2005


 
Cayman/Jamaican visas
Since hurricane Ivan (when workers were not screened) ccrime has increased dramatically. Unfortunately in many of these cases Jamaicans were implicated by the witnesses/victims of the crimes. In one case J'can man arrived on a flight Thursday night and by the Friday evening had committed a string of crimes. Clearly he came for that express purpose. Armed robbery which used to be unknown in Cayman has become almost commonplace. There is evidence of a connection between gangs in Cayman and gangs in Ja. which are brought in to do the bigger crimes. There is a suggestion from certain J'cans that the crimes are really being committed by Caymanians speaking Ja. patois! This is hardly credible since it is clear in a number of cases that the criminals were not familiar with the place or the target of the crime but instead came in to do a job.
By Duncan Ebanks @ Cayman 

spiritformed@hotmail.com
Wednesday, December 7, 2005


 
Cayman/Jamaican visas
Most comments here are emotional and not rational and reflect a lack of information and understanding. I am afraid you do not have enough space for me to properly address the comments here from Cayman's perspective:

1. The twin pillars of Cayman's economy are tourism and the financial industry. The depend in large on our low-crime status. That is the one key element that we have to offer over other jurisdictions, including Jamaica, which have other attractions.

Given the space limitation my comments will continue in a series of posts


By Duncan Ebanks @ Cayman 

spiritformed@hotmail.com
Wednesday, December 7, 2005


 
caymans
the caymans need to look in their history and realise tahat their island was once dependent and ruled from Jamaica.in their defence their is a gun problem but two Possesions of the crown should be able to work out their differences with the possibiltes of Britain mediating because this is a sily problem between two very connected islands.Peace to caymans and Jamaicans alike
By Lee Lovelock-Jemmott @ England 

amakadan@hotmail.com
Tuesday, December 6, 2005


 
Caymanian Respose Needed
This webb site is taking a lot of hits, that means millions of people is reading it world wide, why the Cayman academician are not responding, speak your mind and let free speach rocks.We want to know why this problem start in the first place. Write in your local language, we will understand it. Most Jamaicans are not bitter against Caymanians, they are bitter against your way of doing things. I have lots of Caymanian friends here in Canada, my friend is having a Beer right now, we have been friends from Cayman many years ago, we are not cursing or fighting. My house in Jamaica shelter many Caymanians. Whats going on, it sounds very bad and people are talking about it in North America.Dont say it does not matter, it does.
By Lincoln @ Canada/Gods Land 


Monday, December 5, 2005


 
Shame on Cayman
It is very clear from colonial days that The Cayman needs Jamaica more than the other way around. We as a country should limit our travel to any country who is bias against our Nationals. The Cayman authorities should know the implication of this unfriendly act. An insult to Jamaican nationals is a slap in the face of all Jamaicans.

Jamaica has always treated every Cayman visitors with the outmost respect when they visit for pleaser or employment. It is very clear that The Cayman authorities has nothing good to offer Jamaicans but harassments and wrong imprisonment.
By Kwame @ Spaldings, Jamaica 


Monday, December 5, 2005


 
all i got to say
all the world is doing bad almost every country in the west indies has a problem right now rather it be jamaica with it's killigs trinidad with it's kidnapping and haiti with it's proverty stop trying to make one look better then the other whoever is on here and try to say that everyone is trying to stay away from jamaica thats a lie because every country that i know have it's ups and down look at great old america i live here but i know evern though everyone think it's so great it's ultimately going to be the country that will one day cause world war some of my brothers friends can't even go to school with out getting searched before they enter so before you get on the little paradise we all have left to go feel some warmth in our bones look at the bigger picture . We all need each other and hopefully this violence problem can soon stop because i bet cayman is not perfect the people there have to be commiting some crimes to as in other nations
By donnie @ ny new york 

checkdonnie@yahoo.com
Monday, December 5, 2005


 
Cayman Economy
Sir or Madam,

Yes you do need other people, what you are talking about is liquid assets and in the world of economics you need to strengthen your ties with other countries. Banks alone cant make your economy strong it takes more than that. These companies that are hiding ther money on your Island might see the change that your government is making. They can also become insecure and pull out their Money, now it is a Visa problem, what will be next? Investors look at all these areas, they might even say, will the government freeze my assets, it is more than a Jamaican, Cayman or other Islands situation. It how the world see, you. Can they trust you, are you protecting human rights. Stop fucos on money alone, wealth can come to any Island or country, keeping it is a daunting task.
By Lincoln @ Canada/Gods Land 


Monday, December 5, 2005


 
Cayman$
There are over 500 banks on the small Cayman Island$, they really dont need the Jamaicans, or any other island people. Their money comes form Europian and American companies who have accounts on the island. Many of the accounts that are opend on the island are use to hide assets from their government.
By BlacknProud @  


Monday, December 5, 2005


 
what?
To Jamaica bwoy@USA, what do you mean when u say the caymans are going to end up like the Haitians. Just asking because I'm a succesful Haitian woman and wanted to know did you mean they would end up like me?
By Jay @ Miami by way of PORT-AU-PRINCE 

jojolove@blackplanet.com
Sunday, December 4, 2005


 
Jamaica a di best
Mek me tell you someting Cayman can kiss fi me ass. Me nah give a damn bout dem and dem ploicy cause a we a hold di title of di best, most livest island inna di caribean. So mek dem put a visa pon we but we a go shut dem down and puti back pon dem. We and dem nah size Jamaica too much fi dem fi handle. A whe di blodclatt a gwon fi real. Cause di Cayman Islands need fi stop di damn hating pon Jamaica. Cause dem a go end up like di Haitian dem, we just light dem up when there's a problem and apperantley there is.
By Jamaica Bwoy @ U.S.A 

darriellE@YAHOO.COM
Friday, December 2, 2005


 
Checking Myself
I am taking your advise and I am checking myself, people always talk about the negative and not the positive. The last time I check at the Hospital that I work in Canada, one of the top Heart surgeon is a Jamaican and his waiting list span months. People from all over the world come to see him. Anyway I guess nobody will talk about that, it is not important and it wont fulfill their desire and evil plan. Anyway why talk about the good things, bad things sounds better!
By Lincoln @ Canada/Gods World 


Friday, December 2, 2005


 
Check u self dont wreck u self
Jamaicans need fi check dem selves..they have a negative reputation everywhere they go..not only in cayman...eng, canada etc....i am a jamacian living in kman and trus me jamaican ina all type of bandulu..is like nothin na work nothing no pugin..st8...i mean take a look of whats going on in jamaica place jus in total chaos...
R
By R @  


Friday, December 2, 2005


 
Fi real
Cayman ain't a better country than Jamaica, their currency might be higher but they definitely ain't better than us, so if we need visa to go to their country then they definitely need visa to come to ours.
By Jamaican @ Jamaica 


Friday, December 2, 2005


 
Visa for Cayman
Dear Last Writer,

I dont agree with you when you say that Cayman can do without Jamaica, but the opposite is not the same. Money is not all there are a lot of other things that makes the World go arround. On the other hand old Jamaica will always be old Jamaica and the people will survive no matter what. Dont generalized Jamaicans, everybody is not the same, we can be found in every country and profession in the world. In every country that is developing, there will always be good and bad. There will be other criminals hitting Cayman, not with Guns, but with pens and their colour wont be the skin colour of most Jamaican. It would be a good idea if Jamaica and Cayman could mend their broken fences and move on as before. Hi to Raglan Roper, Bubbo, Gabbey and others who know me, peace and love to Caymanians and Jamaicans. I am still the same and I am doing very well. Thank God, I hope you are too, God Bless.
By Lincoln @ Canada/Gods Land 


Friday, December 2, 2005


 
cayman
If that is what they want to do that by all means necessary. We as Jamaican make it bad for ourselves. We need to think before we act. If they are doing imposing this law, they are doing it for a reason. It is time for us as Jamaican to realize what is going on in the real world. Keep in mind that the Cayman Island can do without us, but we cannot do without them, we need the money
By blessed @  


Thursday, December 1, 2005


 
"it's not even worth it"
a weh di bloodclatt a gwaan yah? little cayman want visa fi enter their country. if it wasn't fi we jamaicans them wouln't even make any money, because people rarely go there. people go places like barbados, jamaica even trinidad but u hardly hear about cayman. let them go to hell with them visa.
By pon de river @ ny 

unknown
Thursday, December 1, 2005


 
visa policy for jamaicans to cayman
i think everybody is trying to avoid jamaicans, but if they want for us to have visa to come to their country, they would have to have visa to come to ours also, eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth.
By demo delgado @ California, USA 

demodelgado@msn.com
Thursday, December 1, 2005


 
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